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    Will drum prices rise?

    Yes, I have a friend who owns a drum shop, he got communications during march from many of the big brands with price increases for this year, can't detail specifics but went from 6% to 15% depending on the brand.
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    Your latest cymbal purchase.....

    Ufip experience series, collector ride 21". Very thin, sounds nice, strong bell. Never tried Ufip before, I also purchased hats to match, Ufip Natural series 14" light hats, looking forward to build a complete Ufip set. I have cymbals sets from Meinl and Istanbul Mehmet, it's interesting to try...
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    Windows Efficiency against UV on our drums

    I agree with you, nothing scapes the sun radiation bleaching things over time, better to keep them away from sunlight.
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    What is your favourite kit you own now .

    Just got a new set, haven't tried it but I just assembled it in my appartment while being under lockdown to be able to admire it, and it will become the favorite for sure. Gretsch USA Custom Gold Glass Nitron, 24x18, 16x16, 12x9 and 10x8. Matching Broadkaster 14x8 snare drum with 42 strand snare...
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    Three Great Gretsch Lines killed in 2015

    Should be very close or even the same, unless the silver sealer is actually doing something for the renown...
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    What's your favorite snare drum?

    My Gretsch Broadkaster 14x5 135th anniversary with 301 hoops, it's the warmest and most pleasant feeling snare drum I have, it just draws a smile out of me when I play it =)
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    Finally treated myself to a set of Ludwig classic maples

    Don't worry about that sort of detail, now that feels like a new standard from US manufacturers, "cries in Gretsch". Seriously, If you get a perfect set from a custom order you should buy a lotery ticket. Crossing my fingers for a new Grestch USA Custom that I will get on february. I'm hoping...
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    Does Anyone Play a Bop Sized Kit and NOT play jazz here?

    135th anniv. Ribbon mahogany Broadkaster set, 301 hoops, single flange with clips. Yes, 3 plies but different than standard, this one is from inside to outside: maple, poplar, mahogany.
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    My local drum shop lent me an A&F Royal set to test : )

    Thanks for the word use observation! And sadly no, Im just close to that shop and they know Im a maniac taking care of drums and cymbals, and that I usually end up buying what I borrow, but this was not the case. And about the bass drum "spurs", yes, I also think that they could be a problem...
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    My local drum shop lent me an A&F Royal set to test : )

    Yes, and the fact that they manufacture everything in house, they are very different from everything else I've seen, pretty much out of the standard.
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    My local drum shop lent me an A&F Royal set to test : )

    Yes, there is something special about them. I will also probably end buying one during 2021, I just need to try the right one. The chandler blue and the gold maple look fantastic.
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    My local drum shop lent me an A&F Royal set to test : )

    Yeah, I've read many posts about price v/s what you get comparing to other brands like sonor or similar. Yes you could buy an sq2 or star or phx instead, and you are free to do so, but this is a different product, it doesn't make sence to compare them. I already have a few hi end sets, and I...
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    Does Anyone Play a Bop Sized Kit and NOT play jazz here?

    I do, my broadkaster set sounds great, and the 18" bass drum is a monster. Super practical sizes to move around.
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    My local drum shop lent me an A&F Royal set to test : )

    It's just a bit less than the royal brass set, still not cheap, about 3-4k for a 3 piece set. A ton of options for that money, but when you are into something different, there are no rules for taste or how you want to spend your money.
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    My local drum shop lent me an A&F Royal set to test : )

    Meinl Byzance dual hi hat 15" Meinl Byzance dual crash 18" Meinl Byzance foundry reserve ride 22" Meinl Byzance vintage trash crash 16" Meinl Byzance extra dry splash 10"
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    My local drum shop lent me an A&F Royal set to test : )

    Lesson here is that in this kind of very special drums, you should really try before you buy. It was easy to tune, it sounds huge, it vibrates a lot, lots of low end from the bass drum, it does sound well, just not my taste. I also guess that if had the time to have changed heads, I would have...
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    My local drum shop lent me an A&F Royal set to test : )

    So the awesome guys at my local drum shop let me have an A&F set for about a week to play around and listen to what this guys in Austin are making. I must confess I'm a big fan of the looks of A&F, they are unique and have a really cool vibe. I got a 22, 16, 12 Royal Brass set, so I took it to...
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    The crash ride that won’t quit. How to fix it?

    if it's that hard to get the sound you want, then just get a different cymbal for that, not a fan of putting tape on them, you just got the wrong one for the application.
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